ELECTION YEAR SURVIVAL KIT

It’s 2016:  A presidential election year in the US…and it is already heating up!  Actually, candidattes got a jump on things in 2015, so we get an extra long dose of political rhetoric.   I say, get your survival kit ready; you’re going to need it.   First, the zapper for your TV.  Flipping channelsContinue reading “ELECTION YEAR SURVIVAL KIT”

SNOWMEN…PEOPLE(?)

Even after the snow on the ground has melted, there are brave testimonies of its recent presence; proud sculptures that reflect the creativity of children:  Snowmen…or is the PC term “snowpeople”?  They stand in yards all around town, wearing hats and scarves, some made of leaves.  (Hmmm, I wonder if that’s to keep the coldContinue reading “SNOWMEN…PEOPLE(?)”

OH, THE FLOWERS!

When I was growing up, we used to get bulb catalogs right about now.  Yes, in the middle of winter, while the snow is blowing into drifts outside and gardening is the least likely activity of the day! But oh, the flowers!  Page after page of beauty in every shape, size and color. Now isContinue reading “OH, THE FLOWERS!”

HOW ABOUT ROVER AND FLUFFY?

Have you considered your pets and livestock in your emergency preparations??? They really need you to:  They most likely will not be able to care for themselves. Again, what you do will depend on where you live and the type of emergency for which you prepare.  If you will likely be staying put, do youContinue reading “HOW ABOUT ROVER AND FLUFFY?”

BE PREPARED

Here are two questions that may not help you a lot today, or even tomorrow; yet if you answer them, you might just save your life and the lives of those around you.   WARNING:  This is not a popular topic; in fact, most of us would like to avoid it, but here goes:  Continue reading “BE PREPARED”

WHERE TO BUILD

I used to have a friend who was a “one-liner” kind of guy. One of his sayins was, “Join where you’re successful.” I have a new twist on that: BUILD where you’re successful! You can apply this to activities, affiliations, relationships, personal habits or just about anything else that comes to mind. A useful toolContinue reading “WHERE TO BUILD”

MORE FUN WITH ENGLISH

English really isn’t all that tough; It certainly should be easy enough; Unless you make bread dough Or have a bad cough; Found a pine bough; Make your way through… Okay, it can be a bit rough!   Well then, let’s try this another way, Unless it’s about pounds; then we’ll have to weigh; IfContinue reading “MORE FUN WITH ENGLISH”

WHICH WILL YOU CHOOSE?

“Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.” Christopher Reeve   “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie   “SuccessContinue reading “WHICH WILL YOU CHOOSE?”

WHY ENGLISH IS SO HARD

My neighbor found this on Facebook:  Very true…and funny: We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, Yet the plural of moose should never be meese. You may find a lone mouse or aContinue reading “WHY ENGLISH IS SO HARD”